Sydney Things to Do

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  • 1. Darling Harbour

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We had just finished exploring China Town and decided to walk with no agenda since we enjoy doing in many cities we visit. Located in Darling Harbour was the Outback Center promoting Outback...

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  • 2. Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located about a little over an hour out of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are nestled among plateaus and some pristine rain forest. It's home to places...

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  • 3. Sydney Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    What can I say about Sydney Opera House that has not yet been said? Not much. This beautiful white structre will just blow your mind away. The Opera House's roof is comprised of 10 sails and is home...

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  • 4. Taronga Zoo

    The Zoo is one of the major tourist attractions in Sydney. The best way to get there is by ferry from Circular Quay. Once you arrive at the ferry landing on Mosma, take the tram up to the Zoo. You get...

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  • 5. Harbour Bridge

    One of the most recognizable sites in all of Sydney, nothing can actually prepare you for the size and beauty of the bridge. There are pedastrian and cycle paths and for those on the adventurous...

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  • 6. Rocks

    The Rocks is one of the most-visited parts of Sydney. Nestled at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and on the western shores of Sydney Cove, The Rocks is the foundation place of Sydney and...

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  • 7. Queen Victoria Building

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When the owners of one of Sydney’s most beautiful buildings, the Queen Victoria Building, decided to renovate it in the mid 1980s they sought a suitable statue to place at the main entrance. What...

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  • 8. Circular Quay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Circular Quay is like a transporation hub of sorts. Here is where you can board a ferry to many of the tourist attractions located throughout the city. Circular Quay was also the location for the...

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  • 9. Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Through a combination of cloud murals/etchings and thirty hanging silver spirit figures artist Jason Wing, of Aboriginal and Chinese descent, made a stunning transformation of the 200 metres long...

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  • 10. AMP Centre Point Tower

    Take a ride to the top of Sydney Tower and photograph the many panoramic views from up here. On a clear day you can see as far as Botany Bay to the North Shore and the Blue Mountains. With revolving...

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  • 11. Skyline of Sydney

    One of the most spectacular things about Syndey is its Skyline. While on a ferry to any of the outer islands, you'll be graced with these spectacular views. I snapped this pic on our way to Manly...

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  • 12. Bondi Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    The beaches of Sydney are world class. Why not make a day of hanging out at one of the many beaches located here in Sydney? I loved Manly Beach. We spent a nice leisurely day here. The water was a...

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  • 13. Luna Park

    Sydney's Luna Park may not have quite the same history as Melbourne's in St Kilda, but it does have one hell of a location. Situated at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge across the water from the...

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  • 14. Hyde Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Not much is told about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who fought side by side with other Australians during the wars. But this new military Memorial is built to recognize their contribution...

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  • 15. Sydney Harbour

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love sunset. IMHO, there isn't anything quite as beautiful as a sunset. And while in Sydney you'll be amazed at how romantic and exhilirating a sunset can be. While out on a day trip make sure to...

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  • 16. Jenolan Caves

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jenolan Caves is situated in Blue mountain, about 3 hours drive from Sydney and Canberra. You can choose from the easier, less steps caves or more adventurous caves. Please check the season especially...

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  • 17. Aquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Sydney Aquarium is another highlight when you start exploring all of the great sights in and around Darling Harbour. As one of the first animals that you will see there is the Platypus /...

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  • 18. Kings Cross

    3 out of 5 stars

    The El Alamein Memorial Fountain is in the Kings Cross section of Sydney. The fountain was commissioned as a memorial to soldiers who died in 1942 during the Second World War in two battles at El...

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  • 19. Botanical Gardens

    Located behind the Opera house the Botanic Gardens & Domain was a fantastic treat! With great views of the Opera House and a jogging path this park is a wonderful location to just explore and get lost...

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  • 20. Saint Mary Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Located across from Hyde Park is St. Mary's Cathedral, an imposing gothic structure which was built after the one that first stood here was destroyed by a fire. It's a beautiful building made of the...

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  • 21. Manly Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Of all the beaches I visited in Sydney, Manly had the biggest waves by far - and the most surfers. It faces east and opens up directly onto the Pacific Ocean, with little to protect it from the waves...

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  • 22. Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Featherdale is another Wildlife Park located outside of Sydney. The Park is a nice set up with different areas for Kangaroos, Koalas, reptiles, birds, native Australian animals, penguins and domestic...

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  • 23. Chinese Garden of Friendship

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Chinese Garden offer a rare opportunity here in Australia to experience a century old tradition of Chinese landscaping, garden design and architecture. The Gardens feature waterfalls, mountains,...

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  • 24. Palm Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Many tourists come to sydney and are told to see Bondi beach. This is a trick, Australians keep our own favourite places a secret. I guess the secrets out now lol. Palm beach AKA summer bay (home &...

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  • 25. Paddy's Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Paddy's is a large very popular market alongside Chinatown, the oldest market in Australia dating back to the early days of white settlement. Stalls sell inexpensive clothing, giftware, souvenirs,...

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